Cinderfellas – Book Review
By Angela Youngman Feb 10, 2013, 15:47 GMT
Set in 1940's Britain; this book follows the fictional adventures of speedway riders keen to achieve fame and fortune on the track. The riders themselves could not be more different as they include an ex-jackaroo from the Australian outback and a woman chasing Glaswegian with a chip on his shoulder.
Dave Lanning knows his subject and really brings the world of speedway racing alive just as it was in austerity Britain following the end of the Second World War. The rough and ready lifestyle in which the riders are coping daily with the risk of death is well drawn.
The story line concentrates on telling the adventures of these riders and how they fared on the tracks. It is a book very much for the enthusiast rather than the general reader, unless you want to find out more about the period. Quite well written, well-paced and you do feel some sympathy for the characters as they try to build their careers.
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